If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
Meet at 10.00am at The War Memorial Park and choose your distance - 8 miles or 12 miles. Not a race but a social run for all abilities. No prizes, but delicious mince pies are the traditional finishing reward.
More details on Christmas Cracker web site
A range of Club branded running apparel will be soon be available to purchase
at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see the first items now on sale.
Club members and partners make a date in your diary for
the Northbrook Annual Awards party. There'll be food, music and a bar till
late. Theme this year is things beginning with "N", so get out
your nice, natty, nurse, ninja, nun or navy stuff. Tickets are available
from committee members. The party will start at 7.30pm at the Jaguar
Sports & Social Club,
Details of how to vote for the voted awards will be posted here shortly.
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on
Wednesday 28 January at 8.30pm
after the normal training session.
For details of how to submit proposals for consideration:
London Marathon Club Draw
The three lucky winners of the draw for the Club's guaranteed entries to the 2015 London Marathon are Damien Pharoah, Linda Richards and Spencer Davies, with Tommy Dempsey as reserve.
There were five eligible entries to the draw held on 19 November. Unlucky was Kevin Coughlan.
Training for a Marathon?
Sunday morning training sessions targeted towards the Brighton Marathon in April 2015 start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. Beginning on 7 December the weekly training plan will take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to get you in perfect shape for race day.
Shorter routes also on offer for half-marathoners.
See training plan
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 8 December.
Runner of the Month
November: A bottle of wine to Julie Cozens for good performances at
Previous Runners of the Month
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed
Ladies Club Captain Amanda Deavy led Northbrook home
in the Abingdon Marathon on 19 October. Finishing in 3:08:29, she not only
ran her best ever time for the distance she also smashed the Club's previous
ladies record (set by Rebecca Smith in 2005) by nearly 3 minutes.
Northbrook results See all Club records
Northbrook Partners Myton in Coventry Half-Marathon
Myton Hospice entrants to the Coventry Half-Marathon can get help from Northbrook with their preparation and training under a partnership arrangement.
A training programme, support and advice is available to Myton-registered entrants - more info
There was another strong Northbrook turnout at the second Birmingham League cross-country race on 6 December. Northbrook men's A team finished in 5th place on the day, and dropped to 4th place overall. The B team finished in 2nd place on the day, and held on to 2nd place overall.
is on 10 January at Droitwich.
Northbrook results ...
John Wilson has updated his invaluable guide to the delights of winter off-road racing. If you've never entered a cross-country race before then here's the low-down on what to expect.
Wins for Northbrook
Amanda Deavy finished 1st vet lady in the 2014 Warks Road Race League - see below.
With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.
After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.
Our Man in Boston
The Boston Marathon this year was a special event after the bombings at the
finish line last year. Mark Baker was one of
36,000 entrants qualifying to run, and more than a million spectators
lined the route.
It was one of Mark's slowest marathon times, but it didn’t seem that important for once. Everyone’s main aim was to cross the finish line that day.
Read Mark's report of the day ...
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Two weeks from the end of the
year and Stuart Lumsden is keeping his lead at the
top of the men's table, with Amanda Deavy holding on at the top
of the ladies' listing. John Wilson
still leads the MV40 table, but Pete Fellows has put
himself comfortably in the lead at the top of the MV50 table.
Amanda Deavy and Sarah McNaney both hold on to their places at the
top of the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2014 series, Northbrook's Amanda Deavy finished 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 3rd MV55 and Anne Hughes 2nd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 6th; Northbrook Men in 7th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
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If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.